Linguistics in Everyday Life

 Language is a system that involving the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, significantly the human ability to perform the communication; and a language is an important element of that system. That is to say the language is an essential human ability which plays the most important role in our lives: When telling a joke, operating a voice recognition application, helping a person who has a health problem, the study of language can be found everything that we do.  And the specific title for the study of the language is the linguistics. Linguists search for answers to the most common question as mentioned below, as the language plays the most significant role in the mankind’s life.

"Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world."
― Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī
Sufi Scholar

What is the source of the diversity while taking to you friends, your family, or anybody from the life? -Discourse analysis

The approach which analyzes the analyze written, vocal, or sign language use, or any significant semiotic situation is “Discourse Analysis or The Study of Discourse).  The elements of discourse analysis are diversely represented  in terms of coherent sequences of sentences, propositions, speech, or turns-at-talk.

“I tried to make sense of the Four Books, until love arrived, and it all became a single syllable.”
― Yunus Emre
Turkish Poet

What is the reason for speaking the same language though it sounds differently? – Accents

In the general sense the way you sound when you speak is your accent. Two different accents can be seen one of which is the foreign accent that occurs when somebody speaks a language using some of system or sound system of another one. Native speakers construe the other group of people who speak their native language.

"Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other."
― Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī
Sufi Scholar

Is it possible to write an article or an e-mail in the same way you talk to a friend?- Linguistics and Literature

 The study of literature from a linguistic perspective is the literary linguistics. Literary Linguistics may also be studied under various terms as stylistics or poetics. That is to say different terms may refer to literary linguistics.

What is the source of the words? – Origins of the Human Language

In today’s world, there are about five thousand languages spoken. It is known that there even more spoken languages in the ancient ages when people lived in small groups or tribes rather than large communities just the today’s cities.  There are two aged theories about the origins of the language and the linguistic diversity on Earth.  The first theory is the idea of a single ancestor tongue known today as monogenesis and the second theory is the hypothesis of parallel evolution.

"Studying the world's oldest writing for the first time compels you to wonder about what writing is and how it came about more than five thousand years ago and what the world might have looked like without it. Writing as I would define it serves to record language by means of an agreed set of symbols that enable a message to be played back like a wax cylinder recording. The reader's eye runs over the signs and tells the brain how each is pronounced and the inner message springs into life.”
― Irving Finkel, The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood
British Philologist

How to words alter over time?- Language change

The phenomenon of the alteration of the language by which permanent changes  are applied in the aspects and the use of language of language is called Language Change.  Alterations occur in the languages naturally, and language change impacts all fields of language use.  Sound changes, lexical changes, semantic changes, and syntactic changes are included in the Language Change.

Is the knowledge of language more different than the articulation of it? -Language and thought

We can classify The Language of Thought into two categories.  It is the first point of view that the language of though is innate and it is called mentalese. The second viewpoint suggests that the statement in which the language is innate is not accepted, but language of thought is “learned”.  Universal Grammar of Noam Chomsky falls into the mentalese theory. The theory of mentalese is also supported by Jerry Fudor and Steven Pinker. Lev Vygotsky, who is   a leading figure  in the study of thought and language, believed that culture plays an significant role in thought., Whorf and Carruthers by Sapir also shows the alternative point of  view, that our thoughts are developed from the words and sentences of natural language.        

"By a generative grammar I mean simply a system of rules that in some explicit and well-defined way assigns structural descriptions to sentences. Obviously, every speaker of a language has mastered and internalized a generative grammar that expresses his knowledge of his language. This is not to say that he is aware of the rules of the grammar or even that he can become aware of them, or that his statements about his intuitive knowledge of the language are necessarily accurate."
― Noam Chomsky
American Professor of Linguistics

What about the bilingualism? -Bilingual people

The phenomenon of speaking and comprehending two or more languages is called Bilingualism and more generally is called Multilingualism.  The term can allude to individuals as “individual bilingualism” as well as a total society as social bilingualism. The term can also refer to the similar  scientific research which studies the language  phenomenon itself. Bilingualism, multilingualism and polyglotism can all be taken as synonymous for same linguistic phenomenon.

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
-Frank Smith
Contemporary Psycholinguist